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Infographic: Where Vision Zero Is Making a Difference

Streetsblog has created a graph to track the progress of Vision Zero cities in reducing traffic fatalities.
May 23, 2019, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Cities are struggling to make good on their Vision Zero promises and, just maybe, starting to make progress toward the goal of zero deaths," write Angie Schmitt to introduce new analysis of progress in achieving zero fatalities in cities that have established a Vision Zero goal.

The article features a graph that shows the rate of change in traffic fatalities, using 2010 as a baseline, with the national trend also shown for comparison. Denver, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, Boston, Chicago, New York City, Portland, and Philadelphia are shown on the graph.

According to Schmitt, "there appears to be some progress happening since 2016 in at least a handful of cities," namely Seattle, Boston, Portland, and New York.

Schmitt also surveys some of the sampled cities for examples of the projects and programs that are contributing to the progress. A note of caution is consistent throughout: "the trend is so recent that a single bad year could wipe out any sign of progress."

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Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Streetsblog USA
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